Leskiw ’21 Writes Article Published in Earth Island Journal

Dominick Leskiw ’21 wrote an article published by the Earth Island Institute. Titled “Forecasting Marine ‘Bioinvasions” in a Warming World,” the piece looks at the wide-ranging sources of bioinvasions, from “travel and trade, colonization and war, fisheries and aquaria, and the countless physical means of carriage, called vectors, that allow humans — and the organisms we...

Howard and Freeman ’19 Publish in International Studies in Sociology of Education

Professor of Education Adam Howard and Kayla Freeman ’19 have published an article in the journal International Studies in Sociology of Education titled “Teaching difference: global citizenship education within an elite single-sex context.” The article is the culmination of their collaboration on the project, which “employs the concept of ‘everyday multiculturalism’ to examine what students at an...

Dean ’22 Op-Ed on Abrupt End to Relationship with CCAK Mentee

Eliza Dean ’22 penned an op-ed that appeared in the Morning Sentinel titled “No time to say goodbye: COVID-19 means an abrupt pause in the relationship between Colby mentor and her second-grade mentee.” Dean writes, “One of the first thoughts I had after I received the news that I would have to leave Colby College in the...

Spire Publishes Second McClenachan Paper with Students, Coastal Economy is Topic

Spire, the Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability, published an article titled “Diversifying Maine’s coastal economy: A transition from lobster fishing to kelp aquaculture?” cowritten by Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, and Madeline Greene ’20, Mae Sefransky ’20, and Christopher Wang ’20. The students were in McClenachan’s Domestic Policy capstone course last...

Coles ’19 on Bigelow Lab Team that Published Paper in Nature Methods

Duncan Coles ’19, a biology and environmental science double major, was included as a team member on a recently published paper in the journal Nature Methods titled “Genetic tool development in marine protists: emerging model organisms for experimental cell biology.” One of the paper’s lead authors, José A. Fernández Robledo, is a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for...

Essay by Hurley ’20 Reflects on Social Distancing in Concord Monitor

In the weeks after leaving campus due to the coronavirus, Meghan Hurley ’20 wrote an essay titled “Physical, social or emotional distancing?” for the Concord Monitor. “In our small Colby community, we had our own shared experiences. Physical closeness was such a habitual part of that. While we don’t need to be together to know what each other is...

Boston Globe Holds Q&A with Jefferson ’20

The Boston Globe ran a Q&A with senior basketball guard Sam Jefferson ’20 in their “College Angle” series. Jefferson, who averaged 18.7 points per game this year and earned first-team all-NESCAC honors, talks about his academics at Colby, scoring 1,000 college points, and the possibility of going pro. “Right now I expect it to be just a...

Mules Among Nation’s Best in NCAA Ski Racing Championships

Five of Colby’s own began the prestigious challenge of the NCAA ski racing championships today. Erin Bianco ’21 and Marin Coletta ’21 represent Colby Nordic while Colbey Derwin ’21, Sandy Schoepke ’20, and Rosie Hust ’21 race for Colby alpine. The group had been training in Bozeman, Mont., this week in preparation for the races...

Leskiw ’21 Writes and Illustrates Article About Abalone in Earth Island Journal

Dominick Leskiw ’21, an English and environmental studies double major, wrote and illustrated an article titled “Holding Fast, or Failing?” that was printed in Earth Island Journal about his experiences on a “600-mile road trip up the California coast from La Jolla to just north of Bolinas, tracking down abalone devotees from all walks of...

Allbritton’s Salamanca Jan Plan Course Featured Omprakash Blog

Colby’s 2020 Jan Plan in Salamanca was led by Dean Allbritton, associate professor of Spanish, and the experience was documented as a featured blog by Omprakash, an organization that provides a model, called EdGE, for ethical and educational global engagement. The blog post, “Language, Power, and Identity in Spain: Reflections from Colby College Students,” translated Colby students’...

Wren ’20 Testimony to Legislature About Honors Work Noted in Sun Journal

Caroline Wren ’20, an environmental policy major and cinema studies minor, is quoted in a Lewiston Sun Journal article following her testimony at a recent Maine Legislature public hearing on a bill to help low-income Mainers test for arsenic in their well water. For her honors thesis with Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, Wren interviewed...

First O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership Begin Work in the Community

In November, a gift from Trustee Emerita Anne O’Hanian-Szostak ’72 and Michael J. Szostak ’72 created Colby’s first fund specifically for select students with a significant commitment to civic responsibility. This month, those inaugural fellows began work on projects ranging from documenting the stories of Waterville residents to bringing bereavement support to Waterville schools. These...

Morning Sentinel Runs Larson ’20 Letter on Maine Climate Council

Melody Larson ’20, an environmental policy major, attended the Maine Climate Council Jan. 29 and wrote a letter to the Morning Sentinel about her experience. In “Maine doing right for climate,” Larson recounts what she learned attending the Maine Climate Council and participating in Maine Youth Voices Day. “As a Mainer and Colby College student, it was a...

Maine Huts and Trails is New Client for Colby Student Consultants

Colby’s student consulting team has taken on the task of helping a local nonprofit, Maine Huts and Trails. The project follows last year’s successful consulting project in which students, together with Lisa Noble, director of employer engagement and entrepreneurship and DavisConnects advisor for consulting, conducted extensive market research for Skowhegan-based Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream.  Next...

Climate Visas Could Be Part of Immigration Process, Students Say

Two first-year students, Andrew Ordentlich ’22 and Alex Ozols ’22, were awarded first place for their proposal to introduce climate visas to the United States at the inaugural Goldfarb Center Freedom of Expression Symposium. “We chose to focus on climate visas because we feel like it’s a very important aspect of immigration, throughout the world...

Student Achievement Recognized at Colby Awards Ceremony

Only one student award is traditionally noted at Colby’s commencement ceremony—the Condon Medal. The coveted honor for engaged citizenship, chosen by the senior class, this year goes to a deeply involved senior whose four years at Colby have been marked by her passion for activism and civic engagement as well as her academic excellence. Adrienne...

Geology Students to Present Research at GSA Meeting

Six geology students will present their research at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting Oct. 22-25 in Seattle. The following students undertook their research at Colby and elsewhere through summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs. Alyson Churchill ’18, who participated in a summer REU program at Oregon State University, with a poster titled “Discharge...

Nyhus and Students Author Article in China Policy Institute: Analysis

Philip Nyhus, associate professor of environmental studies and program director, Yue (Anna) Yu ’19, and Jiaqi (Carmen) Wu ’19 coauthored “Of Stripes and Spots: Can a Growing Dragon Save a Tiger?” in the June 27 China Policy Institute: Analysis, the online journal of the China Policy Institute. The article looks at China’s conservation challenges, especially as they...

Catherine Carey ’17 Receives Research Fellowship from Dartmouth

Catherine Carey ’17 was recently awarded the Mazilu Engineering Research Fellowship from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Carey, from Seattle, Wash., is majoring in environmental science at Colby and spent her junior year at Dartmouth as part of Colby’s engineering dual-degree program. The fellowship will cover Carey’s research costs this summer and during the...

Newspapers Cover Student March on Campus Against Hate

The Portland Press Herald and the Morning Sentinel ran a story and photos about a student-led march on campus against hate and Trump’s immigration policy. More than 300 students marched across Miller Quad in solidarity and “called on people to stand up and take action against injustice, bigotry, hate and violence,” the Herald reported Dec. 1. “In being here today, we affirm...